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Fisher, Russell A. (Russell Arden), 1904-2000

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1904-2000

Russell Arden Fisher was born in Ludington, Michigan, on September 11, 1904. He received all his degrees from the University of Michigan: AB (1927), MA (1929), and Ph.D. (1931).

Fisher joined the Northwestern University faculty as an instructor in physics in 1931. He was promoted in 1932 to assistant professor, in 1937 to associate professor, and in 1946 to professor. He served as chairman of the Department of Physics from 1950 to 1957 and as acting chairman in 1960-1961. Fisher served in the U.S. Air Force from 1942 to 1946, Leaving with the rank of lieutenant colonel. In 1947 he was made a member of the Order of the British Empire for his work on scientific intelligence in Europe. Upon his retirement from Northwestern in 1971, he was named professor emeritus.

Fisher's major research interests included atomic structure and atomic spectroscopy (especially hyperfine structure and nuclear magnetic moments), physical optics, and nuclear structure and nuclear spectroscopy (“Low energy”).

Fisher married Helen Foster on August 20, 1929; they had no children.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Russell A. Fisher (1904- ) Papers

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Identifier: 11/3/21/3
Abstract Fisher was a professor of physics at Northwestern University. His research interests included atomic structure and atomic spectroscopy (especially hyperfine structure and nuclear magnetic moments), physical optics, and nuclear structure and nuclear spectroscopy (“Low energy”).The Russell A. Fisher Papers fill seven boxes and span the period 1928-1988. The Papers are organized in six categories: biographical materials, education files, correspondence, teaching files, research files, and...